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In which I realize that ruts are only as deep as I dig them…

Although, technically I am in the process of climbing OUT of the rut. So it’s not really stuck per se…and well, oh who am I kidding?

I am climbing out, but the exit is a whole lot more tedious than the entrance. Because in the process of falling into the rut, I somehow managed to find a shovel in my hand, digging my way further down.

Believe me, the logic was sound when I first started digging. Somehow, I’d convinced myself that digging DOWN was the most effective way to climbing UP.

You had to be there during my reasoning period…

You ever get the feeling that you KNOW what the problem is…but you PRETEND you don’t see it staring you in the face?


That was – is – me.

I like to blame it on all manner of things – this rut digging.

  • It’s my hormones going all wonky. (I love that word wonky)
  • My kids, husband, house is driving me crazy
  • I am sick
  • I am tired
  • I am sick AND tired
  • My kids are sick…
  • I don’t feel like undigging myself…
  • I’M not in a RUT
  • Whatever

In the end, the only one able to put myself INTO the rut is the only able to get myself OUT of the rut…


It’s pretty simple and straightforward. And a lot of really famous people have said it WAY better than me.

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.
Edith Wharton


The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.
Arnold Bennett

And my personal favorite…
The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
Ellen Glasgow
I’m done with this rut…pretty sure I will dig myself another one at least once more in my lifetime…also pretty sure I know the way out!

Psalm 28:7 ~
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
The Joy of the Lord is My Strength…

Keep saying that until it’s true; then keep saying it because it IS true…